“Every Last Minute” (Episode 103)
October 9, 2018
Going into this episode I just wanted to grab Max by the shoulders and start shaking him. Having lived in the world of cancer as both a caregiver and relative of medical professionals, I can’t help but cringe at the thought of Max’s journey ahead without the support of his friends and family. I just want him to stop running away and finally face the giants in front of him. I know it’s easier to face the giants in other people’s lives than face our own but if Max can’t figure out how to do that he is going to end up in a very bad way. With that being said, let’s hop into episode 3 and see kinds of holes our doctors dig themselves into. (Catch up on the recap for last episode here),
“Rituals” (Episode 102)
October 2, 2018
I’ve been waiting anxiously for Episode 2 of New Amsterdam ever since the final minutes of the Pilot. I have so many questions racing through my mind about how Dr. Max Goodwin is going to handle his cancer diagnosis and his duties to his wife, the hospital, and the doctors who expect him to lead them?!? Once again, New Amsterdam didn’t disappoint and should be THE must watch show on everyone’s list this Fall.
Catch up on what happened in the Series Premiere last week with my recap and review here!
Last Man Standing
“Welcome Baxter” (Episode 701)
September 28, 2018
The Baxter family is back!!!! I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of season 7 of Last Man Standing since it’s return to television was announced earlier this year. Last Man Standing was a show I caught every week without fail and I was utterly heartbroken when ABC cancelled it after its 6th season.
I may have been in the sea of the angry mob crying their outrage to ABC. Tim Allen and the cast bring laughs through a conservative view and the juxtaposition of their democratic neighbors and business partners. Every week this show pokes fun at politics and hot topic issues without making one side or the other the unfair butt of the joke.
There isn’t a lot of shows that can create comedy out of today’s issues without things turning ugly towards one side. I believe that is in part why Last Man Standing did so well on the air and will continue to do so on its new network. The announcement that Fox picked up Last Man Standing for a 7th season after the show had been off the air for a year was a joyous surprise to many. Not only did the show return after being cancelled over a year ago but it also switched networks, a feat that is not easily reproduced.
“Pilot” (Episode 101)
September 25, 2018
New Amsterdam is the Fall show you didn’t know you needed in your life. When I first saw a trailer for New Amsterdam, I thought, “this looks interesting, but it’s another medical drama. Do I really need that in my life?” The answer was, yes. This will be the show that keeps me begging for more and leaves me satisfied at the end of each episode.
I grew up watching ER with my family and Grey’s Anatomy has easily gotten me through the last 14 years. I didn’t think I needed another medical show in my weekly lineup, but New Amsterdam is so refreshing, it’s like a breath of fresh air. From the very beginning, I found myself cheering on the characters and sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for what happens next.
Dr. Max Goodwin’s (Ryan Eggold, Blacklist) simple statement, “How can I help you?” resonates throughout the entire episode. You can already feel that it’s the mantra, the heartbeat of the series. In a broken medical system, Dr. Goodwin tries to reinvent the wheel; only time will tell if he will succeed. In the meantime, audiences will root for the new Medical Director and the doctors ready to turn the system upside down.